The independent Kayin live scattered throughout central and southern Myanmar, but mainly in their own Kayin state, which they call “Kawthoolei”. Many Kayin are Christian. Because of their Christian religious leanings, they were heavily favored over the Bamar during the British colonial period.
A unique mountain retreat. Colonial History* Founded in 1852, Thandaung Gyi is a picturesque mountain town situated in the northern mountains of Kayin state. A 5-6 hour drive from Yangon, it sits at 4,820 feet above sea level. Because of its temperate climate it was originally used by the British as a hill station and summer resort. The architecture of […]